1988 Chevrolet Van Reviews

1988 Chevrolet Van G20 High Top Conversion 5.7L 350 Fuel Injected from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7L 350 Fuel Injected Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired158142 miles
Most recent distance165120 miles
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

Absolutely Fantastic!

Faults:

Needed all wheel bearings replaced.

Tensioner pulley shredded belt.

Speedometer cable squeaks.

Passenger side window doesn't work.

A/C needs charging.

General Comments:

Huge interior, very comfortable for family. Good gas mileage for a vehicle of it's age and mileage (approx. 15 MPG). 100% reliable, took the car on a trip from Buffalo to Orlando, Florida, 3,100 miles total, without a single flaw. Handles beautifully, drives like a dream. We would take this van anywhere, anytime without hesitation. It has replaced our 2003 Chevrolet Venture as our main daily driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2004

10th May 2004, 12:08

You use this vehicle as a daily driver?! No offense, but that presents as one of the most illogical and patently irresponsible decisions on the face of this planet. Beyond the pollution that you're belching out by the *ton* in that vehicle, you're voluntarily paying for fuel in that thing!? At 12mpg in the city!? With a 30+ gallon tank!? So you can run to the mall and the hair salon!?!

Using a vehicle like that for road trips and the like is about the only reasonable use of such a thing. Otherwise, you're just taking up space, costing us our air quality, and supporting our dependence on oil-- Particularly foreign oil; that which so many Americans are supposedly "against". And it's also costing you around $60 bucks or more to fill your tank. Every time.

Good one!

1988 Chevrolet Van G20 350 5.7L from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 350 5.7L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carFord Econoline

Summary:

Very reliable and durable and interesting alternative to a car

Faults:

Passenger side power window.

Spots of rust around conversion windows.

Doors sagging.

General Comments:

Very reliable. Of the 20 odd cars I have owned, this is the surprisingly most reliable and durable. Parts are cheap. Repairs are easy.

Considering many old cheap vans I looked at had clocked over 500, 000, most well over 300, 000 I get the impression this will run a long long time.

Much better experience with Chevy Van over last 2 Ford Econolines (oil leakers) and Dodge (just didn't like it). Drives nice like the Ford, but found the 350 FI gets far better gas mileage than the Ford 351s.

The 35O Fuel Injected is pretty quick for a van or even some cars. Very powerful. It sure don't stop fast though.

I WILL buy again. Tons of car for the money. No current car comes room a bed and TV and VCR and a minibar either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2003

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews